||1876-CC $20 AU58 NGC. CAC. Variety 4-A. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The year 1877 saw the second and final major design change in the Liberty Head double eagle series, when the denomination was changed from TWENTY D. to TWENTY DOLLARS. As a result, the 1876-CC double eagle is the final Type Two issue produced at this famous Western mint. The date is not overly difficult to locate in circulated grades, but Mint State pieces are seldom seen, and those grading finer than MS62 are prohibitively rare. This honey-gold AU58 representative boasts virtually complete detail and incredibly few abrasions for the grade. One of the first pieces struck with the 4-A die pair, this piece also retains substantial prooflike mirroring in the fields, and delivers equally high visual appeal. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $100.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $7932.43. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.